ROCKVILLE, MD—The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) announced the appointment of Scott Berger, president of Arista Air Conditioning Corporation in Long Island City, N.Y., as the new MSCA board of managers chairman during its 29th annual education conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. James Bartolotta will serve as vice chairman, and Chris Carter is now treasurer.
Prior to becoming president of Arista Air Conditioning Corporation, Scott Berger held positions in sales, sales management and operations. He currently holds leadership roles with a number of industry-related organizations, including the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Board of Directors, Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation (MCERF), and the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York. Arista is an MSCA GreenSTAR contractor.
James Bartolotta is executive vice president of service at Air Comfort Corporation in Broadview, Ill. He is also a founding member of The Unified Group, serving on its local MCA Service Committee. In addition to his new role as vice chairman, he will remain a member of MSCA’s Sales Institute Task Force.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the mechanical construction and service industry, ChrisCarter is vice president of service at the St. Louis-based Murphy Company. Along with leading strategic direction for service, he is instrumental in identifying and developing improvement initiatives and recruiting new talent. Carter will continue to be an active member of the MSCA Education Committee and MSCA Sales Institute Task Force.
Also introduced during the conference were new board members Michael Star, president of Lane Associates in Island Park, N.Y., and Mark Crockett, vice president and co-owner of Crockett Facilities Services, Inc., an MSCA GreenSTAR contractor in Bowie, Md. Star has been an engineer and project manager for countless design-build projects within the New York City commercial market for almost 15 years. In addition to his new role on the board, he will continue his tenure on the MSCA Education Committee.
Crockett has more than 25 years of facilities contracting experience, and is on the board of directors for the MCA of Maryland, the board of trustees for the Severance & Annuity Fund, and is treasurer of the IUOE Local 99 Apprenticeship Committee. He will continue his tenure on the MSCA Marketing/Membership Committee.
MSCA is the leading national trade association for HVACR contractors, providing education, marketing, and labor/management services to assure its members deliver quality performance, value and expertise for all building system needs. MSCA contractor members perform service, maintenance, replacement, retrofit, and repair work resulting in enhanced reliability, tenant satisfaction and efficiency. MSCA’s contractor qualification program, MSCA GreenSTAR, recognizes members for their outstanding commitment to providing energy-saving solutions to their customers and meeting exemplary service standards. MSCA has more than 1,400 member companies and is a subsidiary of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. For more information, go to www.msca.org.